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Academic Center for Excellence

"A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel."  Proverbs 1:5

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Academic Tutoring

The ultimate goal of ACE is to help students become independent learners

A.C.E. Lab and Writing Lab
Located in Jarrett Library
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Tutoring and Writing Assistance

The Academic Center for Excellence and Writing Lab provide assistance to undergraduate and graduate students who need or desire additional academic support with their courses.

Undergraduate Services

The undergraduate tutors working in ACE are trained ETBU students who excel academically in their studies. They are committed to assisting any student by empowering them with the skills needed to become a successful student. We offer one-on-one, real-time tutoring for all of our general education courses. We also have tutors who specialize in writing and serve as Writing Lab consultants. 

Graduate Services

Our graduate Writing Lab is staffed by professionals and provides both real-time and email consultations. Graduate students can receive help with: 

  • Brainstorming
  • Paper organization
  • Grammatical errors
  • Revision
  • Style

Power Hours

Power Hours are designed to help students prepare for exams in select courses. Our Academic Center of Excellence (ACE) tutors are trained in leading group study and material review. Power Hours are led by either an ACE tutor or the instructor themselves. Power Hours are typically held the night before an exam and consist of study tips and general review of the material covered by the exam.

Supplemental Instruction 

SI is an academic support model that implements peer-assisted study sessions through non-traditional tutoring that centers around group study, collaboration, and material review. SI leaders have previously excelled in the course they are leading and attend two to three lectures for the course a week. SI sessions help students by extending discussion from the classroom to group study, while also providing additional teachings and study skills that can be implemented in other courses.